The University provides designated disability parking spaces throughout campus. A state-issued disability permit or license plate is required.
Public Parking Facilities
Signed disability parking spaces can be found in all public/visitor parking facilities at the posted rate on a first-come, first-served basis.
University meters are free up to three hours if a state permit or license plate is properly displayed.
- Posted time restrictions apply at some locations.
- City of Minneapolis and Park Board meters may have different requirements.
After three hours, meter patrons must relocate their vehicle a minimum of 600 feet from the original parking space.
Disability Parking Maps
Signed on-street locations are free up to three hours if a state permit or license plate is properly displayed. The three-hour time limit is waived after 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Designated three-hour disability spaces are enforced throughout the Twin Cities campus.
Contract Parking Facilities
Disability parking spaces within contract facilities are available to individuals with a state disability permit or license plate, and a contract for that facility at the current contract rate. Priority is granted to persons with disabilities for the duration of their state issued permit.
How to Get a U of M Parking Contract
If you already have the state disability permit or license plate, PTS will work with you to get a U of M parking contract as soon as possible. Because most parking facilities are on a waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
How to Get a Disability Permit
To obtain a state disability parking permit, contact your physician. You can also look at information on DMV.org.
If you have questions, please call the Department of Public Safety at 651-297-3377.
For advice on disability issues, contact the University Disability Resource Center at 612-626-1333.